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Alternative Vehicles

  • UPS Canada increases its alternative energy fleet

    June 21, 2018 by Canadian Shipper

    Mississauga, ON — UPS, in a move bringing the company closer toward plans to have 50 per cent of its Canadian fleet running on alternative fuels by the end of 2018, new compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles joined UPS Canada’s

  • C.A.T. to lease 100 Ryder CNG tractors

    October 24, 2014 by Canadian Shipper

    COTEAU-DU-LAC, Que. — C.A.T. has announced it will be leasing 100 compressed natural gas (CNG) sleeper tractors from Ryder System. This marks the first natural gas lease agreement Ryder has inked in Canada. It operates more than 500 natural gas

  • Natural gas primer

    February 20, 2014 by Canadian Shipper

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – Being cheap, plentiful and producing fewer greenhouse gas emissions than diesel, natural gas is becoming more and more attractive to fleet operators, but many in the industry still have questions about how it can best be used.

  • Bison reaches LNG milestone

    December 15, 2013 by Canadian Shipper

    WINNIPEG, Man. — Bison Transport says it has now accumulated a million miles with its liquefied natural gas (LNG)-powered trucks. Bison last year entered into a five-year fuel supply agreement with Shell Canada, and purchased 15 LNG Peterbilt trucks with

  • UPS to expand natural gas footprint

    October 9, 2013 by Canadian Shipper

    ATLANTA, Ga.—UPS will invest approximately $50 million to build an additional nine liquefied natural gas (LNG) fueling stations, bringing the total number of stations to 13. Four were announced in April, and all should be operational by the end of

  • Metrolinx challenges industry stakeholders to help identify gridlock solutions in GTHA

    July 30, 2013 by Canadian Shipper

    BRAMPTON, ON–Representatives from Metrolinx, an agency of the Ontario government, presented highlights of their ” Big Move” plan Monday night to CITT’s Toronto Area Council meeting at Maritime-Ontario’s Brampton, Ontario head office.  Metrolinx is an agency of the Government of

  • LEADERS: Bison COO Rob Penner on the fleet’s experiment with natural gas

    May 25, 2013 by Canadian Shipper

    CT&L: Bison is one of the early adopters in the industry of natural gas power for its trucks. You’ve entered into a five-year agreement with Shell Canada to run 15 liquefied natural gas (LNG) tractors in Alberta. How is that

  • Walmart’s supercube gets warmer reception after permit conditions revised

    December 3, 2012 by Canadian Shipper

    TORONTO, Ont. — Walmart Canada’s controversial ‘supercube’ configuration, consisting of a cabover tractor with dromedary box pulling a 60.5-ft. drop-deck semi-trailer will operate under revised permit conditions that reflect the concerns raised by the Ontario Trucking Association (OTA). The 18-month

  • Walmart Canada unveils first-of-its-kind supercube trailer

    November 6, 2012 by Canadian Shipper

    MISSISSAUGA, Ont. — Walmart Canada recently unveiled its latest transportation innovation, a 60-foot supercube trailer that allows the retailer to ship up to 30% more product than a standard 53-foot trailer.  Designed and built in Ontario, the supercube trailer was

  • Feature Environment

    Greener is cheaper

    June 1, 2012 by Ken Mark

    Green logistics is quickly moving higher and higher on the agendas of executive board-level meetings. That’s the conclusion of Aaron Baker, the Madison NJ-based director, supply chain development for Damco USA Inc., a pioneer in the field of sustainable supply

  • When greening your fleet, focus on existing vehicles first: FedEx exec

    March 14, 2012 by Canadian Shipper

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Greening your fleet starts with optimizing the vehicles that are in the fleet today, Russell Musgrove, managing director, global vehicles with FedEx Express explained during his keynote address at the recent Green Truck Summit. While it’s easy

  • CTA says study supports stance that LNG incentives needed

    January 7, 2011 by Canadian Shipper

    OTTAWA, Ont. — The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) says its belief that the trucking industry needs tax incentives to fully benefit from liquefied natural gas (LNG) has been supported by a new government report. Released by the federal Department of